Saturday, April 27, 2019

THE BIG 4





Inside...

















Home | Big 4 Restaurant | San Francisco






The perfect place for an evening prayer...


Vesper
(Two parts Nolet's gin, one part Grey Goose vodka, 
half-part Lillet; heaven in a glass)


 Grace Cathedral, interior


Friday, April 26, 2019

CITY LIGHTS (STILL SHINE)





Once upon a time, a very astute and imaginative poet named Lawrence Ferlinghetti created a far-out bookstore in North Beach that became home to the Beats.




Kerouac and Ginsburg  may have, in their time, transcended their faithful patron and promoter. But Ferlinghetti's literary reputation may eventually eclipse those he hosted.





Ferlinghetti lives (he's 100 years-old, bless him) and so does his iconic creation.

While big book chains (think Borders, corporate mentality) turn to dust, City Lights keeps on keeping on.




And the lights of this city continue to brighten many a mind.



FOG CITY





In Fog City for a spot of research (ambient and atmospheric) to color a novel-in-progress.








Thursday, April 25, 2019

AMAZING GRACE









Although I've  been to San Fran a handful of times over the past ten years, this amazing cathedral, called Grace, somehow eluded me.

Or perhaps I wasn't ready for it. 

Till now.